INDIAN ARTISTS NIDHI LADDA AND KRUPA PATEL PERFORMED CLASSICAL DANCE AT CARNEGIE HALL
The Arangetram program organized at Carnegie Hall of Times Square.
More than 650 people witnessed the dance performances by Nidhi Ladda and Krupa Patel. The young artists, who are the disciples of dance guru Bina Menon, made a connection with the audience through their expressions as they performed Bharatanatyam, Kuchipudi and Mohiniyattam.
Nidhi and Krupa were presented with citations by community leaders Albert Jasani and Rajiv Bhambri on behalf of New York Mayor Eric Adams for their captivating performance.
Bhandari presented a certificate of recognition to Nritya Guru Menon, who is a recipient of “Kerala Ratna – Gem of Kerala” for her contribution and promoting Indian Art and Culture in America.
The talented dance guru has choreographed a Broadway show Ramayana Ballet while her students have performed for former US President Bill Clinton, Prime Mister of India Narendra Modi and alongside AR Rahman at the 2009 Oscars.
Rajasthan’s Nidhi Ladda and Gujarat’s Krupa Patel delivered a captivating performance of Indian classical dance forms as the first arangetram was held at the prestigious Carnegie Hall in NY’s Times Square. Jaipur Foot USA chairman and Rajasthan Association of North America (RANA) president Prem Bhandari was the chief guest at the historic event.
Gracing the event virtually, Juna Peethadheeshwar Acharya Mahamandaleshwar Swami Avdheshanand Giri Maharaj said in a video message that Indian culture, music and literature have attracted people from all over the world. He further said that such events are important in making the world aware of the rich Indian culture. Avdheshanand Giri lauded Bhandari’s efforts on these lines.
Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan also attended the arangetram ceremony virtually. He congratulated Bhandari for his cooperation in organising such a grand event.
“I congratulate Prem Bhandariji for his constant support to the event. It is indeed a proud moment for all of us, especially the parents of these promising artists. To see such an amazing event happen at the prestigious Carnegie Hall,” Muraleedharan said.
“I extend my best wishes and greetings to Nidhi Ladda and Krupa Patel and special appreciation for their parents for encouraging them to pursue Indian dance form and continue India’s culture abroad. On this occasion, I congratulate and appreciate Guru Bina Menon for nurturing and promoting Indian dance forms that represent India’s rich cultural heritage and its traditions rooted in its value systems,” he added.
(Press Release BY RANA -Impact Feature)